Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for […]

The LHC takes a break before heading to new heights
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been on Olympic form recently. In just two months, the […]

Knots in chaotic waves
Posted on July 29, 2016 at 11:54 am

New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex […]

Scientists unveil fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect
Posted on July 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new […]